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May 16, 2008 | General

EDMONTON — Plans are advancing rapidly toward a $200 million expanded and rebuilt Air Terminal Building at Edmonton International Airport. Today, Scott Clements, President and CEO of Edmonton Airports, announced that Michael Carter of the firm of Day and Zimmerman has been chosen to manage the design and implementation phases, effective immediately. Mr. Carter and his company will be assisted with a local partnership with Black & McDonald and Stanley Engineering.

“With this decision, the starting gun has gone off,” said Clements. “We are now committed to a major construction project here in Edmonton, with all of the related benefits to local labourers, tradesmen, suppliers, contractors, architects and engineers. We have a strong commitment to sourcing locally whenever possible, and we believe the economic spinoffs to this community will be enormous with a construction project of this magnitude.”

The firm of Day and Zimmerman was chosen by a panel of Board and Management personnel from Edmonton Airports after an extensive search and interview process. The decision was ratified by the Edmonton Airports Board of Directors on Monday, September 30. Carter has most recently spent four years overseeing the development of the new Air Terminal Building in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“We are delighted to have someone of Michael Carter’s personal ability, backed by the expertise of Day and Zimmerman,” continued Clements. “I recently toured Colorado Springs airport, and I am convinced that we will benefit from having a manager drawn directly from that project. Airport design and development is a very specialized field. It will be to Edmonton’s advantage to draw upon experience from airport projects throughout North America, working with our local team including Black & McDonald and Stanley Engineering.”

An expanded Air Terminal Building at Edmonton International is expected to take four to five years to construct. Preliminary work has been completed, with rapid progress on the design phase expected in 1997. Work on a multi-level parkade structure could begin as early as spring 1997.